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Have Happy Hour At Home With The Help Of These Fire Cocktails

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Big fact: 2020 has driven us to drink. Word on the street is that we all may be in Alcoholics Anonymous by the end of the year.

Truth be told, I have had more virtual happy hours with my friends and coworkers than I did before the quarantine. Although we're not suggesting you drink like a fish, a good drink every once in a while can help you escape from the realities of today. We are not only grieving the absence of normalcy here, we also want to continue to celebrate birthdays, weddings, baby showers, graduations and just being alive at this point. Be it a happy hour at Club Zoom or in your VIP section in Club Quarantine with DJ Dnice on the 1s and 2s, we want to equip you with some easy drank recipes that will turn you into a true mixologist as you tackle self-isolation like a boss.

Keep your spirits up with these fire cocktails!

White Wine Sangria

myfoodstory.com

As I have aged like wine, Sangria has become my go-to beverage. It's light, refreshing and gets me just the right amount of wine drunk.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 cups sliced Strawberries
  • 1 Orange, sliced
  • 1 cup loosely packed Basil
  • 2 Lime, sliced
  • 1 bottle Chardonnay (White Wine)
  • ½ cup Tequila
  • 3 cups Sparkling Water or Soda

For the full recipe, click here.

Whiskey Sour Punch

www.lemonsforlulu.com

Whiskey Sours remind me of college and bad decisions. Despite the nostalgia, they are quite tasty.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1-1 1/2 cups triple sec
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cups Sprite

For the full recipe, click here.

Kentucky Lemonade

www.thechunkychef.com

If Beyonce's Lemonade album was a drink, this would be it.

What You'll Need:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (from approximately 6 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2-2/3 cup Bourbon (or whatever your heart desires)
  • 6 cups ginger ale
  • additional lemon slices (for garnish)

For the full recipe, click here.

Vodka & Cranberry Blush Cocktail

thelemonsqueezy.com

Meet the adult version of the Vodka-Cranberry we all know and love.

What You'll Need:

  • Cranberries
  • 200ml/7fl oz each vodka and Cointreau
  • 600ml cranberry juice
  • 400ml orange juice
  • Strips of peel from 2-3 limes
  • Crushed ice, to serve

For the full recipe, click here.

Spicy Blood Orange Margarita

www.pepperscale.com

Time to put the full-blooded in blood orange! The sweet but tart phenom adds the perfect amount of flavor and color to any drink. And with margaritas being the classic of all classics, it's time we marry the two.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 blood oranges
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/4 jalapeño pepper seeds removed and sliced
  • Salt for rim of glass

For the full recipe, click here.

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